This 91-Year-Old Imam Was Also the ‘First Muslim’ in Saginaw, Michigan

This 91-Year-Old Imam Was Also the ‘First Muslim’ in Saginaw, Michigan

by Nadine Arab

A 91-year-old retired Imam opened up, about how he found his way to Islam, during a podcast interview.     Imam Abdur-Rahim Rashada, the first Muslim in Saginaw, Michigan, said that it all started when he got invited to a meeting by Nation of Islam, a political and religious group that preaches black liberation, separatism […]

Meet the First Muslim Actor to Win an Emmy

Meet the First Muslim Actor to Win an Emmy

by Shams Ahmed

British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed won the Emmy for best actor in a limited series or a television movie last night for his performance in The Night Of. His win meant more than just an award.     Ahmed became the first Muslim actor, as well as the first South-Asian actor, to win an acting Emmy […]

I Wear My Hijab with Understanding and Pride, and So Should You

I Wear My Hijab with Understanding and Pride, and So Should You

by Marwa Khalifa

This piece of cloth I wear every single day on my head is what defines me, it is what tells others who I am and what my beliefs are. The hijab is about modernity and modesty. I was really scared, scared of not being able to commit to it. I was scared because I travel a […]

The Muslim Youth Camp of California: An Inside Look at Young Muslims in the US

The Muslim Youth Camp of California: An Inside Look at Young Muslims in the US

Founded in 1961, the Muslim Youth Camp of California was the nation’s first sleepaway camp of its kind, an early experiment that mixed Islamic studies and rustic Americana. With a history stretching from Presidents John F. Kennedy to Donald Trump, the camp has helped shape the identities of thousands of Muslim children, many of whom […]

Singapore’s First Female President Is Muslim

Singapore’s First Female President Is Muslim

  Halimah Yacob, a Muslim Malay, will be sworn in today as Singapore’s eighth president after being one of the only candidates that could meet the stringent eligibility rules for the six-year post.   In this particular election, only candidates from the minority Malay group were able to qualify. Malays form just over 13% of […]

VIDEO: Man Reciting the Call to Prayer in Spain Will Warm Your Heart

VIDEO: Man Reciting the Call to Prayer in Spain Will Warm Your Heart

Syrian traveler, Mouaz Al-Nass, was captured in a video reciting the Islamic Adhan (call to prayer), at Alhambra Palace in Spain, and it’s going extremely viral — for all the right reasons.   Although Alhambra Palace has a huge historical value to Islam, Adhan hasn’t been performed there for over 500 years, making Al-Nass’ recitation […]

A Muslim Woman Made It on the Cover of Time Magazine and People Are Rejoicing

A Muslim Woman Made It on the Cover of Time Magazine and People Are Rejoicing

by Fadila El Karrany

Time magazine recently released pictures from their yet to come issue and people were in for a shock – the good kind – because a Muslim woman made it on their cover for the very first time. Women generally – Muslim women specifically – are rejoicing for this major step forwards in the world of […]

Meet Rahaf Khatib, the First Hijabi to Appear on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine

Meet Rahaf Khatib, the First Hijabi to Appear on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine

by Marwa Khalifa

A mother, a passionate runner, a marathoner, and a Muslim Syrian born/American woman, Rahaf Khatib, was one of the first hijabis to appear on the cover of an international magazine “Women’s Running”. She is one of the strongest influencers on Instagram, when it comes to issues of health.   Khatib is a true role model […]

Parking Will Basically Be Free in Abu Dhabi This Eid

Parking Will Basically Be Free in Abu Dhabi This Eid

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport announced that parking will be free in Abu Dhabi until Sunday, September 3 — for Eid Al-Adha. Parking charges will resume at 8 am on Monday, September 4.     Bus services will operate as usual, the department added; following the regular schedule for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. […]

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Rejects Gender Equality in Inheritance, Tunisia Fires Back

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Rejects Gender Equality in Inheritance, Tunisia Fires Back

  Tunisia shocked the world this past Tuesday after its president, Beji Caid Essebsi , called for gender equality in marriage and inheritance. The Minister of Justice was asked to reconsider Publication No. 73 of Tunisian law; this publication bans Tunisian Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims. The president proposed an end to religious-based inheritance laws as […]

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